When Making A Standing Figurine?

Decorating By Taigen Updated 27 Feb 2010 , 4:16pm by dalis4joe

Taigen Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 1:28pm
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I am making a topper for my neices wedding cake out of fondant/gumpaste. I have never done this before and was wondering if when doing the bride is the dress a solid piece of paste or do you use a cone or something similar under the skirt area? It seems it might be quite heavy to have the entire skirt area be fondant/paste.
Thanks for any help you can offer.

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dalis4joe Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 1:41pm
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If the Bride is standing up... I shape the bottom of the dress on a coned foam or something that you can shape into how you want the dress to flow (e.g. foil shaped like the skirt part) then after is dried... I attach to the bride already made (I make the bride as I want her to look from the waist up, and the waist on down is just RKT shaped like a long log to support the top.....I use a dowel or dry pasta if I want it all edible the fat straw lookoing one that u stuff with cheese works great)

Good Luck....

PS remember to use a dowel or something to that effect for a sturdy support once on top of the cake....

Taigen Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 1:53pm
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Thank you I appreciate your insight, I never thought of using RKT ...I did plan on using the dowel, I was just going to put it into the torso area but the RKT would help even more.

Taigen Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 1:55pm
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Forgot to say the yes whe will be standing up....beside a "dragon" for the groom!!
Thanks again

sheilabelle Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 2:31pm
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Aine2 has a tutorial for making a bride that you can purchase. Here is a link to all of the tutorials that you can purchase.


dalis4joe Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:16pm
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np... good luck and post pics... I wanna see ur finished art work!

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